Freshman point guard Jacoby Davis is likely out for the entirety of the 2012-13 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury suffered in individual workouts at the Miza Pavilion Monday.
A 2012 signee, Davis arrived on campus in the beginning of July and had been working out with coaches and teammates under NCAA rules. He is expected to have surgery within the next two weeks.
Davis was the first player to sign with new head coach Ray after he took over MSU’s program and was considered one of the front-runners to become the starting point guard for Ray in his first season.
“As a coach, you always hate to see this happen,” Ray said in a release. “But Jacoby is a tough kid and I know he’ll bounce back from this injury.”
The 6’1″, 185-pound North Carolina native averaged 17 points and 5.3 assists per game in his final season at St. Johns Military Academy in Wisconsin.
The Bulldogs’ depth at the point guard position takes a hit, but 2012 signee Trivante Bloodman arrived on campus with added experience at the position, transferring in from Olney Central College, a two year college. He played one year there and has three years of eligibility remaining with MSU.
Bloodman was named the Great River Athletic Conference and Region 24 Freshman of the Year and was also in the running for Player of the Year, averaging 15.4 points, 3.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game in his single season at the Illinois college.
Junior shooting guard Jalen Steele also said earlier this summer he may spend some time at point guard.